Experience the American dream with today’s Patriots of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.
It’s March 23, 1775. I’m at St. John’s Church. An overflow crowd is listening to Patrick Henry. He’s in the middle of a very emotional speech. War in America is eminent.
PH: “We shall not fight our battles alone. There is a just God who presides over the destinies of nations and who will raise up friends to fight our battles for us. The battle is not to the strong alone, but to the brave…”
Read the full text of Patrick Henry’s powerful speech, “Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death.”
John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.